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"Unforgettable Moments: A Glimpse into the Athlete's Journey" From the iconic Black Power salute to the solidarity of wearing an OPHR badge

Background imageAthlete Collection: OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right)

OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Mexico City

Background imageAthlete Collection: JACKIE ROBINSON (1919-1972). John Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie. American baseball player

JACKIE ROBINSON (1919-1972). John Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie. American baseball player. As a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Background imageAthlete Collection: WORLD CUP, 1954. Victor Rodriguez Andrade of Uruguay (left) and Nathaniel Lofthouse of England

WORLD CUP, 1954. Victor Rodriguez Andrade of Uruguay (left) and Nathaniel Lofthouse of England face off during the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland

Background imageAthlete Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

Background imageAthlete Collection: Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer

Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer
Greek Art. Hellenistic. Boxer of Quirinal or the Terme Boxer. Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic period (1st century B.C.). Boxer sitting at rest, with metal and leather dressings used for combat

Background imageAthlete Collection: The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert

The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert
The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Etching of the sculpture by Sir Frederic Leighton. A print from Modern Artists, prepared under the direction of FG Dumas, JS Virtue and Co, London

Background imageAthlete Collection: OLYMPICS: WRESTLING, 1972. Dan Gable of the USA wrestling Kikuo Wada of Japan during the Summer

OLYMPICS: WRESTLING, 1972. Dan Gable of the USA wrestling Kikuo Wada of Japan during the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. Photograph, 1972

Background imageAthlete Collection: ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy

ARTHUR ASHE (1943-1993). American tennis player. Photographed during his match against Jimmy Connors in the mens singles final at Wimbledon, won by Ashe in four sets, 5 July 1975

Background imageAthlete Collection: ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1966

ENGLAND: SOCCER MATCH, 1966
Dave Mackay (left) of Tottenham Hotspur confronts Billy Bremner of Leeds United during a game, 20th August 1966. Referee Norman Burtenshaw blows his whistle to intervene

Background imageAthlete Collection: Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes

Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes (b / w photo)
5999311 Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageAthlete Collection: Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump

Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump
Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens (1913-1980) in the Long Jump, producing his gold medal-winning leap of 26 ft 5 in (one of four golds he won at this games). Date: 1936

Background imageAthlete Collection: Satchel Paige. American baseball player

Satchel Paige. American baseball player
LEROY R. PAIGE (1906-1982). Satchel Paige. American baseball player

Background imageAthlete Collection: Nude man

Nude man twisting at the waist

Background imageAthlete Collection: ROWING TEAM, c1913. The Cambridge rowing team on a river. Photograph, c1913

ROWING TEAM, c1913. The Cambridge rowing team on a river. Photograph, c1913

Background imageAthlete Collection: SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight

SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Walker Smith, Jr. Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight against Carmen Basilio, 1957

Background imageAthlete Collection: Triathlon swimmers

Triathlon swimmers. Men swimming in the Pacific Ocean during the Kona Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, USA. Triathlons are races that include cycling, running and swimming

Background imageAthlete Collection: Nude man

Nude man
MODEL RELEASED. Nude man seen from the side

Background imageAthlete Collection: Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road

Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road
Roger Bannister of Great Britain (1929-2018), with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England on 6th may 1954

Background imageAthlete Collection: Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee

Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx
MARCIANO & CHARLES, 1954. Rocky Marciano (left) defending his heavyweight title in a fight against Ezzard Charles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, 17 June 1954

Background imageAthlete Collection: Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer

Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer
Eric Liddell, the 400m gold medallist at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, crowned and chaired at Edinburgh University where he had studied science

Background imageAthlete Collection: ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey

ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg at the 1937 All-Star Game

Background imageAthlete Collection: BABE RUTH (1895-1948). American baseball chewing gum card, 1933

BABE RUTH (1895-1948). American baseball chewing gum card, 1933

Background imageAthlete Collection: MICKEY MANTLE (1931-1995). American baseball player. As a member of the New York Yankees

MICKEY MANTLE (1931-1995). American baseball player. As a member of the New York Yankees, tossing his bat aside and beginning his trot around the bases after hitting his 500th career home run off of

Background imageAthlete Collection: Ancient Greek marathon

Ancient Greek marathon
Foot-race in ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAthlete Collection: Pheidippides Runs

Pheidippides Runs
BATTLE OF MARATHON Athenian courier Pheidippides sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon in 490 BC, died after completing his run

Background imageAthlete Collection: Athletic young man in shorts with ball lying on a stone floor

Athletic young man in shorts with ball lying on a stone floor

Background imageAthlete Collection: GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth. American professional baseball player

GEORGE H. RUTH (1895-1948). Known as Babe Ruth. American professional baseball player. Photographed in the 1920s by Nickolas Muray

Background imageAthlete Collection: JACKIE ROBINSON (1919-1972). John Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie. American baseball player

JACKIE ROBINSON (1919-1972). John Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie. American baseball player. Playing first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, probably 1947

Background imageAthlete Collection: TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6

TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943

Background imageAthlete Collection: WORLD SERIES, 1970. Brooks Robinson, third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles

WORLD SERIES, 1970. Brooks Robinson, third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, kneels to catch a ball hit by Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds to end the top of the first inning of Game 3 of

Background imageAthlete Collection: BASKETBALL GAME, 1966. Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Lew Alcindor), playing for UCLA

BASKETBALL GAME, 1966. Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Lew Alcindor), playing for UCLA, jumps to make a shot during a game against Southern California, December 1966

Background imageAthlete Collection: Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade

Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)

Background imageAthlete Collection: Richard Humphreys the Boxer, c. 1788 (oil on canvas)

Richard Humphreys the Boxer, c. 1788 (oil on canvas)
5667210 Richard Humphreys the Boxer, c.1788 (oil on canvas) by Hoppner, John (1758-1810); 141.6 x 112.4 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageAthlete Collection: Travel poster advertising winter sports in Arlberg, Austra, c1910

Travel poster advertising winter sports in Arlberg, Austra, c1910. Private Collection

Background imageAthlete Collection: Quad, boat containing four scullers

Quad, boat containing four scullers

Background imageAthlete Collection: Rocky Marciano Postcard. Rocky Marciano Postcard

Rocky Marciano Postcard. Rocky Marciano Postcard

Background imageAthlete Collection: Edwin Hubble, US astronomer C008 / 8831

Edwin Hubble, US astronomer C008 / 8831
Edwin Hubble. Caricature of the US astronomer, cosmologist, athlete and boxer Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) smoking a pipe

Background imageAthlete Collection: TONY CONIGLIARO (1945-1990). Anthony Richard Conigliaro. American baseball player

TONY CONIGLIARO (1945-1990). Anthony Richard Conigliaro. American baseball player. Photographed in 1975 while attempting a comeback with the Boston Red Sox

Background imageAthlete Collection: BASKETBALL GAME, c1960. Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics (number 14)

BASKETBALL GAME, c1960. Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics (number 14) jumps for the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, c1960

Background imageAthlete Collection: Discus thrower statue

Discus thrower statue
Statue of a discus thrower (discobolus). Marble statue in the Vatican Museums, Italy, depicting a nude, male athlete preparing to throw a discus

Background imageAthlete Collection: Running skeleton in body, artwork

Running skeleton in body, artwork
Running skeleton inside an outline of the body, computer artwork

Background imageAthlete Collection: SOCCER MATCH, 1977. Kevin Keegan of England is tackled by an Argeninian defender during a soccer

SOCCER MATCH, 1977. Kevin Keegan of England is tackled by an Argeninian defender during a soccer match in Buenos Aires, 12 June 1977

Background imageAthlete Collection: SOCCER GOALIES, 1974. English goalkeeper Peter Shilton (left)

SOCCER GOALIES, 1974. English goalkeeper Peter Shilton (left) and Gordon Banks both jump to block a goal during a work-out at Stoke City, November 1974

Background imageAthlete Collection: Ski jumper, blue sky and ski jump, Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Ski jumper, blue sky and ski jump, Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageAthlete Collection: Ancient Roman athletes boxing in leather gloves

Ancient Roman athletes boxing in leather gloves
Ancient Roman athletes boxing wearing a cestus (leather glove) on each hand

Background imageAthlete Collection: LARRY DOBY (1923-2003). American baseball player, and first black player in the American League

LARRY DOBY (1923-2003). American baseball player, and first black player in the American League. Doby (right) photographed with Lou Boudreau, manager of the Cleveland Indians

Background imageAthlete Collection: Greek Athlete Crowned

Greek Athlete Crowned
An athlete is crowned by Victory

Background imageAthlete Collection: Moscow Olympic Games British athlete Sebastian Coe celebrates as he crosses

Moscow Olympic Games British athlete Sebastian Coe celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 1500 metres middle distance race and claim the gold medal ahead of fellow Brit Steve Ovett (left)




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"Unforgettable Moments: A Glimpse into the Athlete's Journey" From the iconic Black Power salute to the solidarity of wearing an OPHR badge, American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos made a powerful statement during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Australian Peter Norman stood by their side, showcasing unity in the face of adversity. The Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer, immortalizes strength and determination through its sculpted form. This ancient masterpiece reminds us that athletes have always been revered for their physical prowess. In 1924, Eric Liddell sprinted towards victory in the Olympic 400m race, exemplifying unwavering dedication and faith. His triumph serves as a testament to both his athletic abilities and his unyielding spirit. A Gilbert's artwork "The Athlete Wrestling with a Python" captures the metaphorical struggles faced by athletes throughout history. Just like this wrestling match against a formidable opponent, athletes constantly push themselves beyond their limits to achieve greatness. During the intense wrestling match between Dan Gable from USA and Kikuo Wada from Japan at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, these two competitors showcased not only their technical skills but also their indomitable willpower. England's soccer match in 1966 brought together passionate players who displayed exceptional teamwork and skill on the field. Their dedication to excellence left an everlasting mark on sports history. Jackie Robinson was more than just an outstanding baseball player; he broke barriers as one of America's first African-American major league players. His daring steal home under catcher Andy Seminick's tag symbolized courage amidst racial discrimination. Satchel Paige stands tall among baseball legends for his remarkable talent and perseverance despite facing segregation-era challenges. He proved that true talent knows no boundaries or prejudice.